ben trovato (adjective) 

Ben trovato (ben-truh-VAH-toh), an Italian phrase, comes from a saying that was common in Italy in the 16thcentury: Se non è vero, è molto ben trovato. It means “Even if it’s not true, it’s a happy invention, a good story.”

A few examples of ben trovato stories: George Washington and the cherry tree… Marie Antoinette saying “Let them eat cake”… Thomas Edison inventing the lightbulb… Albert Einstein being bad at math.